The Loss of a Friend is a side quest in the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Grandin, an Inquisition scout, has disappeared in Frostback Basin. Grandin's friend was recently murdered and Scout Harding is concerned about Grandin's safety.


Speak to Scout Harding after initiating Jawbreaker. Harding reveals that an Inquisition scout has vanished and requests that they be tracked down.


  • Go to Scout Grandin's last known location.
  • Track the trail of carnage.
  • Deal with Scout Grandin.
  • Report to Harding.

Scout Grandin's last known location is west of the river camp. A pair of eviscerated Hakkonite corpses can be found here, along with Harding's orders to Grandin found impaled to a Hakkonite's chest by their own sword. Continue heading north-west, along the riverbank, following the trail of dead Hakkonites.

Grandin is eventually found at the ancient Culvert where it becomes apparent he has become possessed by a Rage demon. Grandin can be allowed to leave and reek further revenge on the Inquisition's enemies, or slain. If fought he is a powerful Rage Abomination with very high health and armour. Cassandra or a Templar specialized Inquisitor can be very helpful with this fight for dispelling barriers and dealing extra damage.


  • 150 Influence for speaking with Grandin.
  • 150 Influence upon reporting to Scout Harding.
  • If you choose to fight Grandin, a Master Fire Rune icon Master Fire Rune can be looted from the corpse.


  • Asking the spirit to leave
Cole DAIApproval Approves
Solas DAIApproval Approves
  • Allowing Grandin to live
Cole DAIApproval Approves
Sera DAIApproval Disapproves
Varric DAIApproval Disapproves
Cassandra DAIApproval Disapproves
Solas DAIApproval Disapproves
Iron Bull DAIApproval Disapproves
  • Killing Grandin
Varric DAIApproval Approves
Iron Bull DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Cassandra DAIApproval Slightly Approves
Vivienne DAIApproval Approves
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